Mercato: Tuchel would like to recruit Varane at Chelsea

According to information from Bild this Sunday, Raphaël Varane would very much like Thomas Tuchel, who would like to recruit him for next season with Chelsea. The French central defender has still not extended with Real Madrid, while his lease will end in June 2022 with the Madrid formation.

Raphaël Varane has still not extended with Real Madrid. At the end of his contract in June 2022 with the Madrid team, the 2018 world champion now has several contenders in the Premier League. In addition to Manchester United who have followed the player for several months now, it is now Chelsea who would like to attract Varane.

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Varane’s profile appreciated by Tuchel

According to information from Bild, Thomas Tuchel would be interested in Raphaël Varane’s profile to strengthen his central defense next season. The German technician should in any case soon have a glimpse of the qualities of Raphaël Varane, if he is well restored for the semi-finals of the Champions League where Chelsea and Real Madrid will meet.

If Thiago Silva arrived free from PSG at the start of the season, the 36-year-old Brazilian comes to the end of his contract with Chelsea and has not yet extended. Since his arrival last January at the head of the London club, Thomas Tuchel has installed a defense to 3 with Thiago Silva in the axis. Varane could become the new taulier of the defense of the Blues in the system of Tuchel.

Affected by the coronavirus in recent days, Raphaël Varane remains a major element of the team led by Zinédine Zidane, with 36 games played since the start of the season. Arrived in Spain in 2011 from RC Lens, Varane has since won everything and the idea of ​​a departure has already been mentioned in recent weeks by the Spanish press. Real Madrid are said to be willing to sell Varane if there is an interesting offer, especially with a year before the Frenchman’s contract ends. But the Varane case will certainly also be linked to that of Sergio Ramos, at the end of the contract and who has not extended either.

However, this is not the first time that the name of Chelsea has been added to that of Raphaël Varane. Rumors already evoked an interest of the Blues for Varane in the summer of 2018. But the competition promises to be strong now if Varane does not extend by then and finds himself in a position of strength to negotiate a departure. Manchester United have also reportedly made Varane a priority target for the next transfer window.


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